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Suzy Creamcheese

March 27, 2014

Suzy Zeiger was Irv Zeiger’s daughter.
From Los Angeles. She was hanging out with
Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention.
Later she moved to London where she became
the wife of John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins, one of
Swinging London underground scene members.

A letter from Suzy, (from Salt Lake City, Utah)
“These Mothers are crazy …
landed on the back of the cover of the Freak Out album.

Jeannie Vassoir as Suzy Creamcheese in
Return Of The Son Of The Monster Magnet.

Frank Zappa in 1971 interview with KBEY-FM:
“Suzy Creamcheese was a girl named Jeannie Vassoir.
And she is the voice that’s on the Freak Out album.
The myth of Suzy Creamcheese, the letter on the album,
I wrote myself. There never really was a Suzy Creamcheese.
It was just a figment of my imagination until people started
identifying with it heavily. It got to weird proportions in Europe,
so that in 1967, when we did our first tour of Europe, people
were asking if Suzy Creamcheese was along with us.
So I procured the services of another girl named Pamela Zarubica,
who was hired to be the Suzy Creamcheese of the European tour.
And then she maintained the reputation of being Suzy Creamcheese
after 1967. The first one went someplace, we don’t know where.”

Recorded in London on April 29 or 30th 1967 at the Alexandra Palace.
But is this Pamela Zarubica?

Ray Collins, Jimmy Carl Black, Pamela Zarubica, Frank Zappa, and Don Preston, London

Pamela and Frank

Frank and Pamela

Pamela Zarubica is the voice of Suzy Creamcheese on Uncle Meat.

FZ: Bizarre!
Suzy: Bizarre . . . ha ha!
No-one could ever understand our bizarre relationship because
I was your intellectual frigid housekeeper. Especially when
you’d be going to bed with one chick at night and I wake up
in the morning and find another one there, screaming at me …
ha ha … Asked me what the fuck that chick was doing in your bed
and I’d walk in and you weren’t with the same one you were in
the night before. Oh, I’ll never forget that, as long as I live.
That house, well it had your shit all over … and we had a cat
and we had fleas and we had lots of crabs that we proceeded to
give to everyone in Laurel Canyon except for Elmer and Phil,
because they were too sick to ball … ha ha … Elmer has a
mentality of approximately One Peanut. Possibly. As a matter of
fact, I can remember Elmer telling me that you really had a lot
of talent, but he didn’t see how anyone could ever make it that
insisted on saying FUCK on stage. And he used to drive by in his
gold Cadillac and peer in the window … ha ha … ‘Cause he never
could get over the amount of groupie status that, that you had
and he didn’t. Possibly because he’s 50 years old and wretched …

Goodheart is a film by Pamela Goodheart Zarubica & Peter Dumont.
Pam Zarubica’s mother’s maiden name was Goodheart. Pamela grew up in LA in the 50’s, was a teenager in Hollywood in the 60’s. Worked at the Whisky A Go Go, hung at the Trip & the Troubador.

On Absolutely Free Suzy’s voice is Herb Cohen’s daughter Lisa.
‘What would you do, daddy’ in Brown Shoes Don’t Make It.

On the cover of We’re Only In It For The Money,
Jimi Hendrix is holding a picture of Lisa Cohen.

In 1976 Teddy and his Patches covered the song
The Return Of The Son Of The Monster Magnet as
Suzy Creamcheese.

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